NordVPN, providers of a widely used virtual private network (VPN) service, confirmed a breach of one its data centers in March 2018. To be noted, "the (stolen encryption) key couldn't possibly have been used to decrypt the VPN traffic of any other (NordVPN) server", the company confirmed. - NordVPN has thousands of servers across the world hosted with third-party data centers.
According to the company, NordVPN learned about the data breach "a few months ago.' The issue involved a data center in Finland, where an unnamed attacker was able to access the company's server using an 'insecure remote management system" that NordVPN said it wasn't aware of. "We were unaware that such a system existed", said NordVPN blog editor Daniel Markuson.
As the timeline goes, the single affected server was built and added to NordVPN's server list in Finland on January 31, 2019.
Now with one encryption key in hand, attackers might have decrypted that extra layer of protection coated over the traffic passed through the compromised server, which, however, cannot be still used to decrypt or compromise users' HTTPS encrypted traffic. Though it did not name the vendor, the VPN company has terminated its contract with the data center provider and has also shredded all the servers it was renting at the facility. This "couldn't be done quickly due to the huge amount of servers and the complexity of our infrastructure", we're told. It says it will require providers it works with to meet higher security standards.
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To keep its network secure in the future, the company is purportedly moving all of its servers to RAM, something that it says will be completed by next year. Ultimately, the security breach would only have potentially impacted a small number of users who connected through that server.
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The company said next year, it will also "launch an independent external audit all of our infrastructure to make sure we did not miss anything else".